Who’s that girl?
After 25 years making movies, Lili Taylor said the public most regularly approaches her about work in Mystic Pizza (1988), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) and the 1999 remake of the ’60s horror classic The Haunting.
“That’s a nice spectrum, because you’ve got your indie, you’ve got your big one,” the 46-year-old actress noted in a recent interview with the Associated Press.
“Or they can’t remember,” she continued, “because I’m one of those who they think I either walk my dog in their neighborhood or I live in their building. And that’s the kind of actor I am, which is fine.”
This weekend marks the arrival of another horror entry for Taylor’s filmography. She plays the family matriarch in The Conjuring, based on an actual haunted house investigated by paranormal experts.
As for believing in this sort of stuff, Taylor called herself “agnostic.” The actress said she “had an experience, funny enough, in Rhode Island, which is where this movie takes place. I went into a house, and the house had some history to it, and it was a very uncomfortable house, and there was stuff that happened in there. After that, I was like, ‘I know I felt something and I don’t know what it is.’”
The married mom of one has also found success on the stage, as well as on TV ( Six Feet Under, the current Netflix series Hemlock Grove). And while her acting may be chameleonlike, that sweet-savory voice is unmistakable.
Among the best-known of her numerous voiceovers is a series of spots for Tylenol. They can be lucrative. “You know, off-Broadway is $200 a week,” Taylor said, smiling. “I love voiceovers, and I’d love to do more. I’m just going to put that out here.”